Your audiobook is waiting…

The Xaros Reckoning

The Ember War, Book 9
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: The Ember War, Book 9
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (2,462 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The final battle begins.

The Xaros Masters destroyed Bastion, the Alliance against the alien invaders has failed. Earth stands against the full force of the enemy's unending drone fleets.

With their backs against the wall, Captain Valdar and the Breitenfeld must lead a last ditch mission to end the war against the Xaros.

Can humanity pay the price for ultimate victory?

©2016 Richard Fox (P)2017 Podium Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2,110
  • 4 Stars
    298
  • 3 Stars
    47
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2,149
  • 4 Stars
    175
  • 3 Stars
    23
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,941
  • 4 Stars
    345
  • 3 Stars
    50
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this series

Thanks for a great audio series that got me through a ton of boring commutes!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved the Whole Series.

I started listening to the first book by picking the title at random. The storyline in the first book was a little slow and I wasn't sure I was going to like the series. By the second book, I was totally engrossed with the storyline, characters, and the performance of the Narrator. His ability to use different voices consistently for different characters was very entertaining. As soon as I finished one book, I was downloading the next. Luckily I didn't have to wait for the author to write the next book, I could just download it and listen! I loved the series and felt it came to a satisfactory conclusion. I hope you will too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

excellent

Best ending EVER. Even on the second listen. Thank you Mr. Fox and Mr. Daniels.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great ending to an amazing series!

was incredibly sad to finish this book and now i feel like starting the whole saga over again. excellent writing, excellent characters, and a great end to a saga.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great series grey characters great voice acting

this series was amazing. Overall one of the best series I've read just sad it all had to end it book 9 however a lot there did an amazing job with closure and you feel content with how it ended and that there could be future books. with every great series it's hard to say goodbye but all good things must end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great

always enjoy these book can't wait for more the series ate all of my credits just to find out what happens next

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

a satisfying ending to the ember war saga

The ember war is over but the stories in this universe continue in several directions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Series

This is a great series. I have listened to it twice. I really have nothing bad to say about it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Best series yet

This must be my 20th or so Military Sci Fi series. This has been the most enjoyable. There are so many memorable characters to root for. Great battle tactics and humor.

Please give this a shot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book sorry it had to end

Sorry the series came to an end but really enjoyed the whole story good read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for iphoneman
  • iphoneman
  • 04-03-19

Great ending but, is there more ?

Thoroughly enjoyed every book and I'm wondering if this will truly be the end of the series?

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Conor Goulding
  • Conor Goulding
  • 07-19-18

An excellent end to a great series

I have thoroughly enjoyed the ember war saga from start to finish. The series is an excellent blend of sci-fi, military action, humor and drama. I have come to love the characters within the series with the help of the amazing delivery of narrator Luke Daniels.

I have one criticism and that is how religion is portrayed in this series. It is clear that the author Richard Fox has clearly made Christianity the de facto good religion for both the characters in the book but humanity as a whole. The only other religion discussed for humanity is Islam and that was only in the context of how a ISIS caliphate conquered Europe for a time ( introducing draconian laws and oppression) until a literal crusade retook Europe. This to me was very jingoistic to sum up an entire religion's representation that way. The rise of some sort of Islamic boogie man in Europe and a series of wars with China (having taken place before the first book) where China committed numerous war crimes speaks of a very America centered view in world politics ( though this is not surprising for a West Point graduate in the author Richard Fox).

I know the bulk of my review has been focused on the negative but as this is the final book in the series I wanted to take the time to air that one but complex criticism.

Honestly loved this series and have been enjoying the Terran Armor Corps series as well. I am looking forward to reading more books set in the Ember War universe ( I haven't started any of the Terra Nova series yet) but I would like to see a bit more nuance given to humanity and society.and yes religion.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for CJSILV
  • CJSILV
  • 04-22-18

love the books 📚

I have listed to all of them they are brilliant I highly recommended great story and there are other books to go with the series 😃

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Handcuff
  • Handcuff
  • 10-28-17

The best sci-fi EVER!!!!

The Amber Wars Saga is the best sci-fi storyline I have ever listened to with many lovable characters and so many twists to keep you constantly wanting more! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ben smith
  • ben smith
  • 09-28-17

my favorite book series by FAR.

it ended but I can already see there is a spin off which is amazing :)

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chris A.
  • Chris A.
  • 09-01-17

Have really enjoyed the ride, Thanyou!

An incredible story that I was not expecting, wonderful story telling, I applaud you! It's nothing smart just good old captivating wonderful! It's not Peter Hamilton genius, that sets the bar.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Robbie92
  • Robbie92
  • 07-25-17

Fantastic series.

Where does The Xaros Reckoning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Up there with the best.

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Luke is a fantastic narrator, and I now look out for books he has performed.

Any additional comments?

An excellent series, fantastic author and narrator. I would highly recommend all the books.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MEJP
  • MEJP
  • 07-24-17

sad it's over

great twists in the plot and ending.
I feel sad that it's over. there are other book in the same universe that have yet to be turned into audiobooks. some are about the armour

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Darren
  • Darren
  • 06-08-17

Good Ending

It ends the series how you expect there are no surprises, but that don't mean it was bad, it's always hard to say good bye to the characters you have got to know over 9 books, but the author does leave a lot in the last chapter to do spinoffs...

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anton
  • Anton
  • 04-12-17

Characters can be a bit petulant

The characters seem a bit bratty and flat.
I enjoyed the series but I don't think it's worth 9 credits

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scott Cunningham
  • Scott Cunningham
  • 07-20-19

I will miss this Series

Truely a fantastic series... My god what am I going to listen to... make this Into a movie ... brilliant characters.....

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-31-18

conclusion

started slow. bit confusing but I followed a great storyline to a good conclusion. loved it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joel
  • Joel
  • 03-28-18

Perfect ending

Very well done, I have never been more captivated by a series, perfect ending!! Great work

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 03-22-18

This NEEDS to be made into a movie Saga

I really think this would make a excellent movie sage to rival Starwars! There is no plot holes and everything is explained and worked out by the end...

If your considering this book you must have read the previous 8 and the finale does not disappoint, I loved the epilogue as well!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-17

what a Series

I liked it all. The culmination of all of the books in the series with some unexpected outcomes. I would recommend this book and the series to any reader who enjoys adventure books. It’s not just science fiction but contains the strength and character we have come to except as our greatest human trait. There is a real story in this series, not just a bunch of scientific fiction. Well done Richard Fox, I will now have to search for other books you have written and hope they are as good.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jeremy Papaleo
  • Jeremy Papaleo
  • 11-14-17

Simple an amazing story

my favourite book series and the only one I've ever finished
the ending ties-up all-main-plot -pionts

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for David Gamble
  • David Gamble
  • 05-11-17

Great series!

I've listened to a lot of sci-fi space operas. This is top 3 easy! Just the sheer scope and size of the world created in this series is enough to draw you in and keep you there for all 9 books. Wish there were more.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for beaver
  • beaver
  • 05-05-17

Epic story

What made the experience of listening to The Xaros Reckoning the most enjoyable?

Great characters that keep you listening and a story that grips your imagination

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Xaros Reckoning?

Getting to the home world of the xaros

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His tone and pace is very engaging

Any additional comments?

As the finale to a great series, it hit the spot to bring a good and satisfying conclusion to an epic story, will definitely listen to other books in his repertoire

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brendan
  • Brendan
  • 04-02-17

a rushed work

The conclusion to the series feels like a rushed work. There are too many plot lines which are run shallow as the ideas are not filled in depth. should have been split into 2 books and allowed to develop at the same rate as the other books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful